LITTLE EAGLES

@COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (PK-2)

NOVEMBER - 2020

The Little Eagles Newsletter is published the first week of every month.

Mrs. Wright, CES Principal... Trudy.Wright@myeagles.org

Mrs. Ladd, CES Secretary... Carol.Ladd@myeagles.org

Mrs. Phelps, CES Counselor... Ashley.Phelps@myeagles.org

Mrs. McLaury, Child Care & Preschool Director... Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org

MEET COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF

Please Click Here For CES Staff Contact Information

A PEEK AHEAD

Sunday, November 1

Daylight Savings Time - Don’t forget to turn your clocks back.

Tuesday, November 3

Election Day

Wednesday, November 4th

Comfy Cozy Wednesday

Lockdown Drill 1:00 p.m.

Happy Birthday, Laura Sleeman, Aide extraordinaire!

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences for all students 4-7 p.m.

Thursday, November 5th

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences for all students 4-7 p.m.

Friday, November 6th

Opt In Day Due Date for In Person Learning

Families who want to opt into In Person Learning on November 23rd will notify us by Nov. 6th.

Monday, November 9

Happy Birthday, Dale Davis, Head Custodian @CES/CUES!

School Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 11

Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 13

World Kindness Day - Wear a cardigan!

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Howland, Kindergarten teacher!

Monday, November 23

Students may begin attending In Person instruction if they want to switch from Virtual program.

Report Cards Due & Sent Home

Trimester 2 Begins

Wednesday, November 25

No School in honor of Thanksgiving holiday

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Lewis, Aide extraordinaire!

Thursday, November 26

No School in honor of Thanksgiving holiday

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27

No School in honor of Thanksgiving holiday

A PEEK FURTHER AHEAD

Wednesday, December 2

Lifetouch Picture Retakes

Monday, December 14

School Board Meeting

Friday, December 18

Half Day of School-Winter Break Begins

December 21-January 3

Winter Break

Monday, January 18

No School-Professional Development

Martin Luther King Day Observed

LITTLE EAGLE HIGHLIGHTS

Blue & Gold Day

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SMILES FOR MILES

Q: What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner?

A: Your nose.


Q: Why do turkeys always go, “gobble, gobble”?

A: Because they never learned good table manners.


Q: Who isn't hungry at Thanksgiving?

A: The turkey because he’s already stuffed.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Help your student focus on having GRATITUDE this month and why it is important!


Gratitude allows us to celebrate the present, it decreases negative emotions, builds more resilience and cultivates a higher sense of self worth.


Here are a few gratitude activities for kids that will help make gratitude a daily ritual:

  • Take turns at dinner sharing one awesome thing from your day
  • At bedtime, say three things you appreciate about each other
  • In the car play a game where you says all the things you love (color, food, movie, hobby, school class, sport, song, etc)
  • Every Sunday share one nice thing you will do for someone this week
  • Have your child write or draw thank you notes to those around them



If you feel your student could benefit from support of our counselor, please contact Mrs. Phelps at ashley.phelps@myeagles.org or 517-592-6632.

Class Lesson

In October Mrs. Phelps visited classrooms to explore with students how to show compassion to others while discussing bullying and diversity. Ask your student to show you their "Compassion Breath" and tell you what compassion means.


Check out below all the orange Little Eagles wore as a way to support Bullying Prevention on Unity Day! Great Job!

CES STUDENTS ARE GOING ON A TURKEY HUNT!

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CPU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION STUDENT RUN SAVINGS PLAN @ CES

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IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT - IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL LEARNERS

If your child is absent from In Person or Virtual learning, please call 592-7552 and leave a message including their name and reason for absence. This saves Mrs. Douglas time in the morning because she calls each person who hasn't called in and leaves them a message. Please remember to get a doctor's note if you have an appt. so we can mark your absence as "excused." Thank you for your help in this matter.

Jackson County Health Department Quarantine Guide

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A NOTE FROM MRS. WRIGHT

At CES we use the Nurtured Heart Approach. Students flourish in learning, feel safe and know they are loved. Our approach includes clear rules, consistent consequences and building every student's inner wealth. To view the CES Behavior Rubric, please click the link below.
WANT TO TRY THE NURTURED HEART APPROACH AT HOME?

Please click here to view a summary.

CES BEHAVIOR RUBRIC

Please click here to view the CES Behavior Rubric.

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PRESCHOOL OPENINGS


4 Year Old Half Day Program

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

$135 per month


3 & 4 Year Old Half Day Program

Monday-Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$165 per month


3 Year Old Program

Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

$110 per month



We have openings in all three of these Preschool programs: If interested in more information or a tour, please email Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org. We would love to have you join our Little Eagles at Columbia!

LATCHKEY

Latchkey is a before and after school child care program located in Columbia Elementary School. Children in Kindergarten to 5th grade can attend this program from 6:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. ($8) and from 2:55-5:00 p.m. ($8) or 2:55-6:00 p.m. ($10). There is an annual, non-refundable $30 registration fee per family to guarantee a spot. A child must be pre-registered before using the Latchkey program.


Please contact Terri McLaury @517-592-9753 or email Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org for more information.

Halloween Happenings at CES

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A SUBSTITUTE AIDE OR TEACHER?

Please click here to apply at Edustaff.org.

CES FACEBOOK

Please "LIKE" our page to receive announcements from our school.

COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOURS

Arrival Window: 7:45-8:05 a.m.

Dismissal Window: 2:40-3:00 p.m.

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Half Day Dismissal Window: 10:50-11:20 a.m.

COLUMBIA CONNECTION

There are many ways you can get updates and stay connected with all of the greatness happening at Columbia Elementary School (PK-2):


Columbia Elementary School Phone - 517-592-6632

Columbia Elementary School Absentee Line to Leave Message - 517--592-7552

Columbia School District Webpage - myeagles.org Live Feed, News & Events

Facebook.com/ColumbiaCentralElementary

Twitter.com/CESLittleEagles

Columbia PTO - Casey Stein, PTO President - cespto2@gmail.com or 517-240-8583

You are always welcome to contact your child's teacher via email.

"MAKE EVERYBODY FEEL LIKE A SOMEBODY" - Kid President